I am looking to buy a new DVD burner. I am noise conscious, so I am looking for a quiet and cooler drive,
even if it is slower and has slightly lesser burning quality. I do not like to run software at the background
to slow down the drive, so I am looking to raw comparisons.
I will only be burning DVD-R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, CD-R/RW at 16X. I won’t use +R, DL, RAM
media. Bitsetting is not important.
I read the reviews/posts. Pioneer appears to be quieter, but I am not so certain how much. BenQ has better
DVD-R burning quality, but I am not sure how much difference a few percent makes. BenQ does not
seem to do well with DVD-RW. But, I will burn DVD-R the most. Although, if I can get good DVD-RW
burner, I can start using it instead of CD-RW.
I read many complaints that BenQ drives fail shortly. So, It seems Pioneer is more reliable. I am using my
Pioneer DVR-103 for 4 years.
My Pioneer DVR-103 has a fan inside. I know for many of you, that noise won’t be audiable, but it is too
noisy for me. So, I am looking for a quieter burner. Also, I think because of the fan Pioneer DVR-103 heats
up. I think neither Pioneer 111D nor BenQ 1650 has a fan.
Considering all of these, I am inclined to get the Pioneer DVR-111D. Before doing that, I wanted to get your